The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the February 25 presidential election, Prince Adewole Adebayo has said he is on the same page with the outgoing Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo that the position of Minister of State is a constitutional misnomer, as the constitution has no provision for such.
Adebayo, however, said he found it strange that Keyamo, having known the truth, accepted the illegal appointment and only to point it out after serving out his tenure.
He noted that some other ministers of states have been grumbling and unable to be bold and speak out. He said it would be difficult to assess the individual performances of the Ministers of State since their discretion was shackled under the discretion of the Ministers as any original ideas developed by a Minister of State are subject to clearance by another colleague in Cabinet before they can sail through for consideration by Council
In a tweet, through his verified account, @Pres_Adebayo, the former presidential candidate, said: “I agree with @fkeyamo that designation of ‘Minister of State’ is a constitutional misnomer, which needs to be done away with. What I find hard to reconcile is why @fkeyamo would knowingly accept such unlawful appointment from @MBuhari only to voice it out after enjoying it to the fullest
He also congratulated the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his conferment as the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR).